Scott Goode, 24, moved into Church House, a residential service, in 2013, which had access to a company minibus and the staff were able to support him to try out new activities.
He enjoyed going out and doing trampolining, boccia and bowling, and learned how to ride a bike for the first time at Cyclopark, Gravesend.
In the later part of 2017, Church House began the process of deregistration in preparation to become a Support Living service.
Scott and his mother were happy with the change as it meant he was being looked after better, however, it did mean that Scott would no longer have access to the company minibus.
Staff raised concerns that Scott was displaying some behaviours that suggested he was getting quite anxious, which was unusual given how happy he always seemed to be.
After completing some Incident Reports, staff found that Scott was becoming mostly anxious on the days he would usually go swimming or the Cyclopark.
Unfortunately, the location prevented Scott from going and he no longer had access to the minibus.
Staff started to look into the possibility of Scott getting his o
wn car through the Motability Scheme.
Staff researched the Motability Scheme and found that Scott was eligible to and they went to the local Peugeot garage.
After the process was completed, Scott was told that his car would be ready in three weeks, however he did insist that the car had to be red!
Scott couldn’t wait to go out in his new car and attend all the activities that he missed doing.
Staff have also reported that all the behaviours that they were seeing before have now stopped and Scott is back to being his old happy self again!